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Costa Del Sol Locations-Guide

Information about San Pedro de Alcántara

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(8.654 inhabitants) Màlaga province

History

Although in its times and without any doubts it was a roman village, the population was founded in the 60’s of XIX century by the marquis del Duero as a village of colonization. The first marquis brought in the most modern cultivation systems, ploughed and dried miles of hectares, he built dams and a good irrigation system and, besides the main village, he created the cortijos (farmhouses) of Cancelada, Cortès, Guadalmina, Los Gamonales and El Alcornocal, today they are nice urbanizations and touristic centres.
Between 1922 and 1950 the colony was divided in plots and sold to private people. In 1970 appears the tourism and San Pedro turns into in short time in a city. From these days come up its repeated attempts of independence from Marbella which, up till now, has crystallized in an administrative autonomy dated 21st September 1984.

Gastronomy

In the locality there are numerous restaurants that offer the best national and international cooking. As native dishes are the arroz a la marinera, the pulpo al ajillo and the cocido malcocinao, made of chickpeas and meat.

Festivities

19th march it is celebrated a romerìa to the eremite of the country house Alcuzcuz. Around 19th October, during five or six days, they celebrate their patron saint festivities for San Pedro de Alcàntara.

VISIT

The avenida del marquès del Duero, is the main centre and to each side the original village developed which growth has been unstopped recently. At the beginning of the avenida is located the iglesia parroquial, of colonial style, built in 1866, and the villa de San Luìs, seat of the tenencia de alcaldìa ( position of deputy major). The avenue of Mediterràneo drives us to the sea.
To the right, going towards the beach, in the urbanization Linda Vista, appear 2 monuments of interest. These are Las Bòvedas, roman hot springs from III century a. C.
The village has 3 magnificent beaches; the one with the same name, the one of Cortijo Blanco, towards Marbella, and the one of Guadalmina, towards Estepona.